Phthalates are a group of compounds found in many air fresheners, as well as nail polish, perfume, adhesives, and sealants. Some phthalate compounds are used to keep plastics soft and paints pliable, others are used for their dispersant properties (dispersing fragrance). In 2008, Congress banned some of these compounds for use in baby pacifiers and toys. According to published studies, exposure to phthalates in...